The search is on for the outstanding people and companies helping to make the UK Offshore Oil and Gas industry the safest in the world.
The UK Offshore Oil and Gas Industry Safety Awards is an annual showcase event, principally sponsored by Maersk Oil UK, is jointly organised by Oil & Gas UK and Step Change in Safety.
Nominations close on 21 February 2014 and the winners will be presented with their awards at a ceremony at the Aberdeen Conference Centre on 30 April 2014.
This year, the key note address will be delivered by the Hon. Sir Charles Haddon-Cave who led the Nimrod enquiry and spoke at the Piper 25 Conference in 2013.
This year sees the launch of a brand new prize category. The Health Award recognises an individual, team or company which has actively improved the health of its workforce. This is in addition to the following award categories:
Safety Leadership – for an inspirational and motivational team leader
Safety Representative of the Year – for an enthusiastic and committed safety rep
Preventative Safety Action – for a quick-thinker who has helped prevent a potential incident
Most Promising Individual – for an up-and-coming young person with potential
Innovation in Safety – for a company which has put in place a clever safety process or technique
Workforce Engagement – for a worksite or installation which has embraced engagement with its workers
Ideas in Safety – £5,000 prize for an individual/team with an idea for reducing or preventing hydrocarbon leaks
Step Change in Safety team leader, Les Linklater, added: “By recognising the people and companies striving to improve safety across the industry, these annual awards have become the most prestigious safety awards in the industry. Last year we saw some inspirational members of the workforce and I am really looking forward to meeting this year’s nominees.
“It doesn’t matter what job you do: whether you’re a leader, safety rep or trainee. If you’re playing your part to keep safety at the top of the agenda I’d urge you to get your entry in before the deadline of 21 February.”
With more than 400 members, Oil & Gas UK is the leading representative organisation for the UK offshore oil and gas industry.
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